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Screamin' Cyn-Cyn And The Pons, The Flavor That Kills, Paper Wasp


  • Frequency 121 West Main Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Photo by Chris Norris.

Photo by Chris Norris.

There's little I can say about Madison punk band Screamin' Cyn-Cyn And The Pons that hasn't already been said a lot since vocalist/keytar-wielder Shane O'Neill left Madison for New York City several years ago. We love them, we miss them, we're glad that once or twice a year they regroup in a mighty burst of glitter and chest hair to play comically deranged but genuinely clever songs like "Set The Table" and "Cat Waco." Their live sets—sweaty, theatrical, kitschy, and full of bizarrely sweet chemistry between O'Neill and guitarist-vocalist Cynthia Burnson—earned the band an avid local following when they were more of a regular thing. This show also will be the last for Paper Wasp, a solid and moody post-punk band featuring Pons drummer Steve Shah. Madison soul-rock band The Flavor That Kills (which includes Pons bassist Christian Burnson) recently added guitarist Bill Borowski, who's played in a number of noteworthy Madison outfits over the years, including The United Sons Of Toil, The Arge, and Knuckel Drager. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: June 24
EMS, nothing natural, Kleptix